ROLE OF NUTRIENTS IN THE METABOLISM OF A PLANT
Depending on the content of each nutrient within the plant tissue, they are classified into macronutrients, meso–nutrients or intermediate nutrients and micronutrients.
The deficiency of these elements makes it impossible for the plant to complete its life cycle.
Each element has a specific and irreplaceable function in the metabolism of the plant.
- The deficiency is specific to the item under consideration.
LIEBIG’S LAW OF THE MINIMUM
If a plant has a deficiency in any of the elements necessary for its development, it will be this defect that will limit its development and yield, no matter how well-nourished it is of any other element.
No matter how high they are, if there is one that is insufficient, water, which symbolizes development, will never be sufficient. The same applies to plants, if we have a significant deficiency of any nutrient, either micro or macro, this will limit the development of the crop, no matter its state with the rest of the nutrients.